Author: Julie Niesen

Cocktail Hour: The Bourbon Slush
Reports of the Blue Wisp’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Reports of the Blue Wisp’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Apparently, the DJs on 96.5 were citing Havana Martini and Blue Wisp’s closing as a sign of Downtown Cincinnati’s demise. Havana was essentially killed by the smoking ban (which I support, but Havana had a killer filtration system that could have been exempted.  The martini […]

Bouchard’s on Main closed
Food Blogging on Marketplace

Food Blogging on Marketplace

It’s a little self-referential to blog about a story about food blogging, but this was interesting. A few thoughts: I agree with restaurateurs who think food bloggers can be disruptive.  Whenever I see a photo that’s obviously used flash or hear about folks who take so much […]

Win tickets to see Anthony Bourdain!

Win tickets to see Anthony Bourdain!

I’ve been provided with two tickets for you, my readers, for Anthony Bourdain’s June 27 appearance at the Aronoff Center. You want them? Here’s how you can get entries. 1. Comment here with a question you’d love to have Anthony answer. 2. Tweet about the […]

More about Funnel Fries

More about Funnel Fries

I chatted with Mo Egger today on the radio and there’s a full-blown Funnel Fry revolution. First, if you are tweeting about funnel fries, the official hashtag is #funnelfries. You can follow @GABPFunnelfries on Twitter. And no, it’s not me. This is sort of ridiculous, […]

An Open Letter to Mo Egger.

An Open Letter to Mo Egger.

Dear Mo, I don’t know jack about sports. That’s not true. I know some stuff about baseball. Ask me what a suicide squeeze is, or the Mendoza line, or why the designated hitter is a very, very bad thing.  I can even debate player uniform […]

Cocktail Hour: Sidecar

Cocktail Hour: Sidecar

I didn’t think I’d like the sidecar.  I don’t like cognac.  I remember stealing sips of my mom’s bottle– in a decanter that cork had fallen into– and thinking it was the most noxious thing ever.  Fast forward, oh, 20 years and in reading about […]

New (sort of) Food Truck: Gold Star Chilimobile

New (sort of) Food Truck: Gold Star Chilimobile

It looks like Gold Star has joined the food truck bandwagon. Their new Chilimobile will premiere at the Q102 Outdoor Concert Series on June 2, and each Wednesday for the rest of the summer. They’ll also be doing “lunch runs” throughout the city. If you […]

Review: Vout

Review: Vout

Vout, as I reported a couple of months ago, is the new concept available during the week for the well-established Slims, which specializes in locally-grown food (grown by owner Patrick McCafferty) with a Latin twist.  Vout takes Slims’ weekend menu, makes it a bit more […]

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